April 14th, 2013
04:34 PM ET
8 years ago

Jenna Bush Hager gives birth to baby girl

(CNN) – Former first couple George W. and Laura Bush said Sunday they were "elated" at the news their daughter Jenna had given birth to a girl.

"Laura and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our grandchild, Margaret Laura 'Mila' Hager," the first-time grandparents wrote in a statement, noting the new addition to the Bush family was named for her grandmothers.

"She was born last night, April 13, at 8:43pm in New York City. We met our beautiful granddaughter today. Jenna and Mila are healthy. And our family is elated," they continued.

Jenna Bush Hager, 31, announced in December that she was expecting her first child, who is also the first grandchild for the former president and his wife. At the time, she said she was "nervous and so excited" about the pregnancy.

"I'm a first-time mom, but it's something I've always wanted. I'm a teacher and I love kids," Bush Hager said on NBC's "Today Show," where she is a contributor.

She appeared on the show with her husband, Henry Hager, whom she married in 2008 on her family's 1,600-acre ranch in Crawford, Texas. Hager said his wife would "instill wonderful values" in their new baby.

The former president, who phoned into the show along with his wife, Laura, declared he was "fired up" about becoming a grandfather but that he wasn't planning on changing any diapers in the near future.

"I'll be the guy in the Ford 250 driving around the ranch with the grandchild," George W. Bush said.

Later this month, the 43rd president will open his presidential library, situated on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

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  1. Kassey

    I am not a Bush fan at all, but this is not about the government its about the birth of a child and a new mommy, whose surname just happens to be Bush. She just gave birth, she is human, and it is an emotional time, dang! First time ever commenting on a thread (hoping it doesn't warrant a bunch of other info after I typed all of this *fingers crossed*)

    Congrats hun, my prayers are with you, your loved ones and your new addition.

    April 16, 2013 12:46 am at 12:46 am |
  2. Socrates

    So what is the big deal with Bush's daughter having a baby.. Doesn't CNN has more depth to report something with more value? There are millions of courageous women that are having babies at this moment.. especially those wives frok soldiers that came back from Iraq wounded physically and emotionally because of the Deception War created by the mediocre Bush and parasite Cheney. I relly thought that CNN was an organization hat had the talent to give news that matter... not the delivery of a baby from a daughter of a criminal who caused 4,364 soldeirs' death and more than 36,000 wounded who are struggling tryhing to find a job meanwhile Bush is painting dogs and Cheney is collecting from Halliburton.

    April 16, 2013 01:07 am at 1:07 am |
  3. animallover

    I'm a Democrat and a liberal in most ways. I wish her parents, Jenna and her hubby, and their little girl the very best the world has to offer. They did nothing more than the innocent people of Boston, yesterday. Good wishes and love to the new baby!

    April 16, 2013 07:40 am at 7:40 am |
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